Barack Obama’s former aides discuss the news in ‘Pod Save America’

News September 27, 2021
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On Crooked Media’s website, “Pod Save America” is accurately described as “a political podcast for people who aren’t ready to give up or go insane.” Tune in for frank, informative, and engaging conversations about the news in its semiweekly episodes.

Hosted by former President Obama’s former aides, Jon Favreau (former Director of Speechwriting), Jon Lovett (former Speechwriter), Dan Pfeiffer (Former Senior Advisor), and Tommy Vietor (Spokesperson), the episodes run the gamut of critical topics. Their hosting styles go above-and-beyond any standard delivery of the news while consistently creating entertaining conversations, even when discussing serious matters. The hosts are joined by journalists, activists, politicians, academics, and more to weigh in and keep listeners informed.

Recent episodes

In a recent episode, “Joe vs. the Fall-Cano,” the hosts imagined the issues they’d be dealing with if they were heading to work at the White House this week. They detailed President Biden’s September thus far, filled with numerous crises. In September, 2021, the Pentagon admitted its mistake: alleged terrorists killed in Afghanistan were civilians and children.

France recalled its ambassadors to the United States because they were excluded from a nuclear submarine deal defense partnership with the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Vaccines and COVID are hot topics covered at least once in recent episodes. The hosts delved into the FDA’s decisions for COVID booster shots. The hosts explore President Biden’s plan for undocumented immigrants in President Biden’s economic plan and why Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema say they aren’t supporting it. This episode also analyzes what President Biden will decide for the nearly 14,000 Haitian immigrants waiting at Texas’ border to enter the States.

The Wall Street Journal‘s Jeff Horowitz investigates Facebook

The Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Horowitz recapped the start of his dive into Facebook’s practices, regarding internal memos, as he and his team continue to investigate. In this research, Jeff and WSJ reporters revealed the social platform’s faults that can cause harm for its users.

Recent guests of “Pod Save America” included The White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Congresswoman Katie Porter, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray, just to name a few.

Former ESPN host Kenny Mayne listens to “Pod Save America!”

Kenny Mayne recently stopped by Podsauce and shared his podcast picks. “Pod Save America” and “Gaslit Nation” are his go-to podcasts for news and political coverage.

Before COVID, “Pod Save America” toured with a live version of its show. They plan on another run for a few dates this fall in California. Check out Crooked Media’s site for updates and more info. If you’re in New York and a fan, you might want to check out New York Comedy Festival’s “Lovett or Leave It with Jon Lovett” on November 12 at the Beacon Theater.

The average length of episodes runs over an hour and 15 minutes. New episodes are posted on Mondays and Thursdays.

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